Nightwing #3

Nightwing #3

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Javi Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 17, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 34
7.9Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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"Better than Batman" part three! Nightwing and Raptor have become the pride of the Parliament of Owls, successfully completing missions for them across the globe-but Batgirl is not happy. Can she convince Nightwing he's gone too far, or has he fallen too far under Raptor's influence?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 17, 2016

    Will the two or (three) be able to take down the Parliament? Will Dick lose Barbara in the process? Better come back next month. With this issue, Nightwing has jumped up to the same level as the surprisingly phenomenal run of Grayson. Tim Seeley, writer on both- coincidence or not? Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 17, 2016

    Exciting action, good character work, well written captions, detailed art…is there anything more you could ask for? Nightwing is exceptional. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Aug 17, 2016

    Javier Fernndez isn't the only solid match for Nightwing, however, as Tim Seeley is giving readers everything a Nightwing comic should be: action, adventure, intrigue, soap opera, and suspense. Seeley gets Nightwing, and, even better, is able to communicate who Nightwing is to the readers. He doesn't belabor the description, preferring to show rather than lecture, but he does so in a manner that engages the reader, almost as if he is inviting the reader ever closer with each panel. Nightwing #3 is yet another solid offering from a snazzy, well-matched creative team. I cannot wait for the next installment of “Better Than Batman,” and I have a feeling I'm not alone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Aug 18, 2016

    This is a very stylish issue which showcases the fantastic art of Javier Fernandez, who really shows a wonderful level of detail in both his buildings and character expressions. His Batgirl is exceptional. The building and room details really shine inside the "maze house" and deserve special mention. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 17, 2016

    If you're a fan of Dick Grayson, this is series is a brilliant read, don't miss out on Nightwing#3. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Aug 17, 2016

    Nightwing continues to incrimentally get better, with a fellow Bat-Family member coming through to throw a curveball to the narrative. There seems to be a confrontation approaching with the Owls with Nightwing having to decide who he can ultimately trust when the fighting starts. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 17, 2016

    Nightwing is delivering exactly what I want out of the title. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Aug 24, 2016

    Whom do you ship Dick Grayson with? It isn't a silly question, even if many people appear to find it annoying. Sexual and emotional attractiveness have long been at the core of Grayson's character, or perhaps more accurately have long been one of the main components to his portrayal within the DC universe. This grew even more pronounced during the recentGrayson comic, co-written by currentNightwing author Tim Seeley. InNightwing, Seeley has so far not emphasized the sex, but has greatly enhanced the romance. So, given that it is a core premise of the modern character portrayal, the question of whom one ships Nightwing with speaks to one's relationship with the entireNightwingenterprise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Aug 18, 2016

    Javier Fernandez once again delivers a great-looking book, documenting the trio's journey through Knute Ruud's puzzle house masterfully, and Dr. Leviticus looks to be plenty menacing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Aug 17, 2016

    Overall, with such a strong start, and with its momentum not faltering as yet, this remains a Bat-family series that should very much be on your radar. It hasn't quite reached utterly essential as yet – though depending on precisely how this arc culminates, thats very much subject to change in retrospect – but its an immensely satisfying read in its own right, even if youre not a pre-existing fan of the character. The creative team have breathed new life into an oft-maligned hero, and I for one cant wait to see whats next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Aug 17, 2016

    Once the issue gets moving, it's moving. Paradoxically, this issue may be tricky to read in trade, but as a single issue, it's not a bad jumping-on point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Aug 17, 2016

    *And if you haven't seen The Princess Bride, stop what you're doing and go watch it right now. Even if you have to skip work. Your boss will understand; they've already seen it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Aug 17, 2016

    This current issue of Nightwing is where the story's themes start crystallizing and the book is stronger for it. Despite an extraneous Batgirl appearance and Raptor still being a boring character, this issue is solid action that raise some intriguing questions about Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 17, 2016

    Like I said in the intro, the speed with whichNightwinghas turned itself around is super impressive. The book went from aggressively mediocre to pretty rad in the space of two issues, and that makes me incredibly happy, since Dick Grayson is one of my favorite DC characters. It's nice to see that he's back on top, and I can't wait for the next issue of this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Aug 19, 2016

    Nightwing #3 is a fantastic continuation to the “Better than Batman” storyline, with things certainly getting interesting. Not only do the creative team inject Batgirl into the story in a wonderful way, but they give some interesting development to Dick Grayson and Raptor's mission. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Matthew iung Aug 22, 2016

    This arc is coming to a close fast and ultimately what Seeley, Fernandez and co. have set up is going to be a test for Dick. He is going to have to decide where he falls in the order of things and it look like he's going to have to do it on his own. This is a really enjoyable issue that effectively shows how Dick is just putting his foot in it again and again. Here's hoping that he gets his head on straight soon and stops standing up Barbara. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 17, 2016

    While there is some pretty solid interactions between our characters in this issue, we do get a lot of padding to a story that should have been fun, but was instead just tedious and a bit of nonsense just to get us to our character moments.  On top of that, the art in this series continues to be something that will never be my thing and is the weakest part of this series in my opinion.  Hopefully the story and the art will get better in the next issue because there is some promise to what we get here, it's just not all there yet. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 20, 2016

    Seeley is telling an otherwise fine story. The idea of Nightwing going ‘undercover' to take on the Parliament of Owls is neat and the action is top notch. But he's muddying his own waters by pushing this Raptor character too far " unless that's the plan, and he's setting us up for something. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Bin - Kevin Scott Sep 1, 2016

    A BIG problem with the art, especially with this issue, is the inconsistently when it cones to depicting Raptors skin tone. It is extremely disrespectful to flimflam all the time over his appearance. Skin is not a t-shirt that can be interchanged at a whim. Plus, you never see this with Batman, Wonder Woman or Superman. So if the plan is to introduce a character of colour, respect and consideration must be shown in the details. I have to say as well, if the idea is to make Batgirl look like shes weathering motorbike leathers, adding a cloak doesnt enhance the look. A part from this Javier Fernandez and Chris Sotomayor do a solid job with creating the right tone for the book. Read Full Review

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